Kazunori Yamauchi’s MotorTrend CES Interview

Gran Turismo 5 111 January 13, 2010 by

MotorTrend’s latest interview with Kazunori Yamauchi is, thankfully, a great read. By opening the floor to questions before their meeting, editor Nate Martinez was really able to hit all the high points – bravo! Here’s some of the most noteworthy quotes:

“With GT5, we’re striving to redefine the racing game that we started with GT1. The game as a whole is completely new. But online functionality has to be at the top. We’ve worked so hard on it and we’re hoping it’s a hit.”

When asked about skidmarks and in-game weather changes, Yamauchi downplayed them:

“I’m hoping our players won’t be caught up with minor details. If they pick at every little thing, nobody will be satisfied. It’s the overall evolution that will impress. Skidmarks should be of no concern. (He says with a laugh).”

And, finally, one of the most exciting quotes regarding this Friday’s Tokyo Auto Salon:

“Yes, my team and I will be there. We’re planning to have one of the biggest GT5 displays we’ve ever built. There will be more manufacturer agreements announced there as well. It’ll be a great show for us.”

It’s also interesting to note that Yamauchi reiterated the Japanese March 2010 release date (this interview was conducted last weekend), giving further indication of just how rapidly the recent news of the delay must have come about from Sony.

More Posts On...

The original comments for this post are no longer available.

Russian Gran Turismo Players Caught Up in Government Block of Messaging App

GTPlanet Test Drives: Gran Turismo Sport's Audi Vision GTs

Another Chance to Buy the Alfa 4C Gr.3 Road Car in This Week's GT Sport Mileage Exchange

Did Polyphony Digital Just Accidentally Reveal a New Car Class for GT Sport?

Amalgam Collection's 1:8 Scale McLaren Ultimate VGT Will Set You Back $7,400

Kazunori Yamauchi Re-Confirms Additional GT Sport Cars and Tracks Incoming

The Next Gran Turismo Probably Won't Be GT Sport 2

GTPlanet GT Sport Photo Mode Competition 14 Now Open